We bought a bunch of newborn cloth nappies at the end of last week. Snappies (based here in Darwin) came highly recommended to me from some mums at our steiner group and while they are very reasonably priced normally ($10, as opposed to the $30 a nappy we paid for Baby Beehinds), they have been having a sale.
With Ginger we used traditional terry toweling nappies until she was about 5 months old and big enough to fit into our supposedly one-size-fits-all Baby Beehinds. The photo below shows why I will not be subjecting another newborn to this. Additionally, modern cloth nappies are so much less work. Lifting buckets of soaking nappies because your husband goes out field two weeks post c/section is not a good idea if you want to heal rapidly. Just a heads up. Lastly, we have rarely had a modern cloth leak. Not so, with the traditional nappies.
Perhaps it was our folding technique - though it was one suggested for newborns upwards but poor Ginger was swamped by her nappies.
These new cloth nappies are the sweetest and tiniest things you ever saw. I tried one on my old baby doll (now adopted by Ginger) and it fit perfectly on its smallest setting. Excuse the photo though, I had to do it before Ginger got up at the risk of her absconding with the nappies for her dolls.
|Also excuse the doll's look - she was my childhood baby doll and is a little worse for wear.|
Lots of bright baby heralding bunting on the line. Tomorrow I am 39 weeks and my Mum arrives to look after Ginger so baby boy I give you carte blanche to arrive anytime you want to:)
|Ginger got a couple of gender neutral cuties as well - I love the owl print.|